21-year old Argentine model Norma Cappagli entered the 1960 Miss World contest and, much to her surprise, was crowned the winner. She was the first representative from Argentina to win the title since the pageant’s inception a decade earlier. She became an ambassador of the contest, making goodwill appearances all over the world. In 1962, she even recorded a song that became very popular in her native country. After her reign, she continued to model until she retired from the spotlight.
Norma was living in Buenos Aires. On December 17, 2020, she was run over by a municipal bus. She passed away five days later from the injuries she sustained. Norma was 81.